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#1 Christian Appelt

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:47 AM

I need to identify the models of these two cameras shown on historic photos from the mid-1940s:

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I recognize an Eyemo, but do not know the exact model. From another photo print I know that they used this model with a 400ft. external magazine for location shooting.

The larger camera looks like a Mitchell to me, judging from the shape of the motor, but maybe you can recognize more to name the model and configuration. Sorry for the low resolution, that's all I have right now.

I'd really appreciate your help! :)

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Edited by Christian Appelt, 22 March 2007 - 10:41 AM.

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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:32 AM

The Eyemo is the model "Q" spider turret. The other could be a Mitchell NC, but it's hard to tell for sure.

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#3 Nate Downes

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:08 PM

Looks like an Eyemo and a Mitchell to me. Best way to tell if it is a Mitchell is to take a picture of the inside, the film-gate area.
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#4 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 01:49 PM

The Eyemo is the model "Q" spider turret. The other could be a Mitchell NC, but it's hard to tell for sure.


It's not an NC. It's a Standard or the later version of it the GC.
The GC came out in the 50s, after the standard had been discontiued.

The magazine on the NC is set forward with the lockdown screw in a niche in the body.
The motor is not mounted on the corner of the body, but at the hand crank shaft above where the power cable is.

Edited by Leo Anthony Vale, 22 March 2007 - 01:51 PM.

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